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Date:      Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:35:49 -0700
From:      Kurt Buff <kurt.buff@gmail.com>
To:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: what is the best kind of KVM Switch?
Message-ID:  <CADy1Ce4s6_ZFYiN-S88wQY4fAf6=cwuqb+165E2zW6XpDvgHMA@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20120811191856.GA28865@thought.org>
References:  <20120811191856.GA28865@thought.org>

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On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Gary Kline <kline@thought.org> wrote:
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>
>
>         guys,
>
>         can any of you with hardware background tell me which are
>         the better KVM makes?  about three weeks ago my "Belkin
>         soho" 4-port kvm switch started going flakey on port #1.
>
>         I ordered a new one, same make//model except with PS/2
>         plugs.   it arrived 100%  DOA.   I'Ve finally found
>         somebody willing to come over and help me.  Fry's is about
>         12 clicks away.  they have not too many.  maybe an
>         "iogear" (sp?).  is there really that much diff between kvm
>         switch? and if there is, which should I be looking for?
>
>         tia,
>
>         gary

Here I issue the obligatory admonition: "Define Best".

However, I have used IO-Gear KVMs, and they're serviceable. OTOH, I
really prefer Avocent, if you can afford them.

Kurt



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